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California Inspires! Art Show Visited by Residents and Legislators

The last day of the California Inspires! Resident Art Show was this past Friday. Before it closed, a group of residents from Emeritus at Diablo Lodge made the trip to see their work hanging at the State Capitol.

Emeritus at Diablo Lodge / California Inspires! resident art show / CALA

A group of residents and staff from Emeritus at Diablo Lodge posing proudly by their artwork.

The six paintings each depicted a different facet of life in northern California, including iconic San Francisco structures, the grandeur of the mountains and the giant redwoods, a field of poppies at the edge of the surf, and a friendly black bear. The group included staff members as well, and they were visited by Assemblymember Joan Buchanan.

Emeritus at Diablo Lodge / California Inspires! resident art show / CALA

Assemblymember Joan Buchanan (fourth from left) poses with the resident artists of Emeritus at Diablo Lodge.

A group of residents and staff from Emeritus at Laguna Creek also visited. Life Enrichment Director Bernice Lee says, “What a great art show outing!” It’s obvious from this photo that the group felt the same.

Emeritus at Laguna Creek  at the California Inspires! art show / CALA

The group from Emeritus at Laguna Creek is excited to visit the State Capitol building and view the California Inspires! art show.

Four of the pieces in the art show were created by Laguna Creek residents. Artist Chizuko posed next to her painting of the iconic California poppy, a piece which showcases her skill and eye for detail.

Emeritus at Laguna Creek at the California Inspires! art show / CALA

Resident artist Chizuko and her painting of the California poppy.

Senator Fran Pavley was impressed by the work of an Emeritus at Chatsworth resident which hung in the show. In fact, she included this message in her e-newsletter:

Congratulations to Marie “Malia” Keuterickx whose artwork is on display in the Eureka Room at the State Capitol. Ms. Keuterickx is a resident of the Emeritus at Chatsworth senior living community, and her work is part of an exhibit organized by the California Assisted Living Association.

Dirty Windows of Innocence by Malia, Emeritus at Chatsworth. Copyright (C) 2013 Califronia Assisted Living Association.

Dirty Windows of Innocence by Malia, Emeritus at Chatsworth. Copyright (C) 2013 California Assisted Living Association.

According to the artist, this piece depicts “the color, excitement, and glamour of the Hollywood” as well as “the tragedy and broken dreams that faced so many who came to Hollywood seeking fame and fortune.”

Thank you to all the residents and communities who participated in this amazing event! The legislators and legislative staff members who visited the show were impressed by your creativity, and you have been an inspiration to State Capitol visitors! To see all the pieces featured in the art show, and to learn more about the artists, visit the California Inspires! Virtual Gallery.

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